Queer Ecologies

Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire

by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson

Contributions by Stacy Alaimo, David Bell, Giovanna Di Chiro, Andil Gosine, Katie Hogan, Gordon Brent Ingram, Ladelle McWhorter, Rachel Stein, Noël Sturgeon and Nancy C. Unger

Published by: Indiana University Press

424 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 3 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253222039
  • Published: July 2010


  • eBook
  • 9780253004741
  • Published: July 2010


Treating such issues as animal sex, species politics, environmental justice, lesbian space and "gay" ghettos, AIDS literatures, and queer nationalities, this lively collection asks important questions at the intersections of sexuality and environmental studies. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines present a focused engagement with the critical, philosophical, and political dimensions of sex and nature. These discussions are particularly relevant to current debates in many disciplines, including environmental studies, queer theory, critical race theory, philosophy, literary criticism, and politics. As a whole, Queer Ecologies stands as a powerful corrective to views that equate "natural" with "straight" while "queer" is held to be against nature.